[ANT] Youth Althing

In response to desperate pleas from frustrated parents of An Tir, the Shire of Midhaven is once again holding a Youth Althing.  A day of activity for kids who are bored with events that only have activities for adults.

A feast is planned with foods kids want to eat. Please reserve (not pre-pay) your spot for the feast
before January 24, 2012. To reserve, send an email to Lord Michael FitzGeoffrey.

Fighting?  We’re planning that too! Armour up your youths! Come fight with your friends!

There will be a variety of classes for all age groups.

Event Coordinator: Mericke de Ross monique.m.moran@gmail.com

Youth Althing Fees

    $10 for adults with a $5.00, adult non-member surcharge.
    $8 for children 4-17
    (children 3 and under are free)
    Lunch is included with your site fee.
    Evening Feast is $8
    (children 3 and under are free)

Make checks payable to the "Shire of Midhaven, SCA Inc."

Site opens
Saturday, February 25 @ 8:00 a.m. and closes @ 7:30 p.m.

Site Information: Sedro Woolley Community Center, 703 Pacific St., Sedro Woolley, WA 98284

Directions to site:  From I-5 North and South;
Take the Cook Rd Exit (#232),
-From the South turn Right
-From the North turn Left, onto Cook Rd.
(Cook Rd will become W Ferry)
Stay on Cook Rd for approx 5 miles.
Turn Right onto Central Ave.
Take 1st left onto Pacific.
703 Pacific is on the Right.

A note from the Event Coodinator

I love this event. The last Youth Althing had classes and activities all day for kids. Scavenger hunt, drum circle, hunting with ferrets, middle eastern dance, folk dance, banner making, silk painting, paper making, heraldic recognition, courtly graces, needle felting, pouch making, tunic making, kite making, baking shield cookies and decorating them with heraldic devices, how to enter an arts & science or bardic competition, youth armored fighting, armor making, archery, thrown weapons, rapier. And lunch and then a feast with good period kids food. (no peas!)

My favorite part is a scavenger hunt that we do while setting up for the feast that requires the children to find designated peers and introduce themselves with the appropriate bow/ courtsey and they will receive a token of some sort and a prize in the end.  This shows them that the royals/peers are very approachable and helpful.

The future of An Tir is in the hands of our Youth. Let's teach them how to be active participants and how to play this game we all love so much.

HL Mericke de Ross
Protege' to Duchess Angharad Banadaspus Drakenhefd, OP
Autocrat, Youth Althing